Auckland Independent Māori Statutory Boards : Role and Functions of the Selection Body

Role and Functions of the Selection Body

This document is intended as a guide to assist the Selection Body in selecting members for the Statutory Board promoting issues of significance for mana whenua groups and Mātāwaka of Tāmaki Makaurau. The information in this guide is drawn primarily from the Local Government (Auckland Law Reform) Act 2009.

Outlined in this guide are the Selection Body’s purpose, the steps involved in selecting Board Members, and the role of the Minister of Māori Affairs in the process. The guide further explains the Board’s purpose, functions and powers; factors which must guide the Selection Body in selecting members for the new Board.

This guide uses the following terms, as they are used in the Local Government (Auckland Law Reform) Act 2009:

  • “The Act” means the Local Government (Auckland Law Reform) Act 2009.
  • “The Council” means the new Auckland Council.
  • “The Board” means the new Māori Statutory Board that is being set up to advise the Council on issues relating to Māori in Auckland.
  • “The Selection Body” is the group of mana whenua group representatives who will choose members for the Board.
  • “Mandated representative” means the member of a mana whenua group who was chosen to be the representative of that group on the Selection Body.
  • “Mana whenua” means an iwi or hapu that:
    • has historic and continuing mana whenua in an area at least partly within the Auckland Council boundaries, and
    • within the Auckland Council boundaries, the iwi or hapu is either:
      • a mandated iwi organisation under the Māori Fisheries Act 2004, or
      • the subject of a Treaty of Waitangi settlement, or
      • confirmed by the Crown as holding a mandate to negotiate a current Treaty of Waitangi claim
  • “Mātāwaka” means Māori who live within the Auckland Council boundaries, and are not in a mana whenua group.
  • “Tāmaki Makaurau” means the region within the Auckland Council boundaries For the purposes of the Act.

Note: the term “Māori in Auckland” is also used in this guide, and includes both mana whenua and Mātāwaka in Tāmaki Makaurau.

Table of contents

Auckland Independent Māori Statutory Boards : Role and Functions of the Selection Body

  1. Role and Functions of the Selection Body
  2. Information About the Selection Body
  3. Information About the Board
  4. Disclaimer

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